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Premier presented with 2019 Human Development Report

Further to the global launch, the first official copy of the report titled, ‘Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century’ – was presented to…  


Sri Lanka in the high human development category, says UNDP’s latest Human Development Report

Sri Lanka’s Human Development Index value for 2018 is 0.780— which puts the country in the high human development category—positioning it at 71 out of 189 countries and territories, according to the…  


Model Fuelwood for Sustainable Energy Supply and Livelihood Development

The pilot project on “Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies” (Biomass Project Phase 1) was completed at the end of year 2018. This five-year project,…  


Strengthening the Resilience of Farmers in Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone

In the last decade, as a result of climate change, Sri Lanka has been experiencing severe shifts in its seasonal rainfall patterns, accompanied by increased floods and droughts.  


Peddle Power

“I lost everything,” Pathmananthan Arulnanthi remembers. It was a bad time to be broke. His family was far from home – having to flee Valalai where Arulnanthi was born, they had settled in Vavuniya…  


Faces of the EU

If you leave home for long enough, there is nothing left standing when you come back. For these and a hundred other reasons, communities returning home after the conflict to Sri Lanka’s North and…  


Colombo Development Dialogues 3 - Policy Paper

The third edition of the Colombo Development Dialogues focused on ‘Refugees, Asylum-seekers and the 2030 Agenda’. The panel brought together a range of individuals from the government, private sector,…  


Resilient Women – Stronger Communities

By now it’s evident that women are the demographic that’s almost always left out of development dialogues yet are always those who face the brunt of the effects of developmental problems. And in the…  


Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo and UNDP pledge to protect cascades in Sri Lanka, on World Water Day 2019

: In commemoration of World Water Day 2019, Shangri La partnered with UNDP to protect the cascades in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka recently.  


Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers: the Sri Lankan context

The past decade has seen the largest number of people forcibly displaced as a result of conflict, violence, or persecution since the Second World War. With most recent numbers reaching 68.5 million,…  

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